Page 1 of 3

What are prices doing?

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:09 am
by Brute 23
What have prices been doing the last 2 weeks? Barns have been closed around here. Its hard to get an idea. I have some calves to unload and was curious which way prices were going after the storm.

Re: What are prices doing?

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:52 am
by Texas PaPaw
Calves were a little higher at sales I went to last week.

Re: What are prices doing?

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:55 am
by Ojp6
Two weeks ago was an uptick, its come down a little over the last week but the futures haven't been jumping around too much so prices have been better than expected the last few days. What the futures do tomorrow will probably tell you what is gonna happen the rest of the week. This is just what I'm seeing in my area, it could be different where you are at.

Re: What are prices doing?

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:59 am
by Ojp6
I said 2 weeks, I think the little rise in the futures came when the on feed report came out, which was on August 25 I think.

Re: What are prices doing?

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:46 pm
by Stocker Steve
Cows are down a tad but calves were high yesterday. Folks seem to think there will be a tight fat supply next spring... Got a call from a seed stock guy today. He wanted to sell some heifer calves ASAP (before another fall market collapse like the past two years). He had to slash prices last October to move them.

Talking heads are now projecting a slow cow herd expansion for the next couple years. They guess at future pricing but admit it will take increased exports to avoid a wreak.

Re: What are prices doing?

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:51 pm
by Caustic Burno

Re: What are prices doing?

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:35 am
by ddd75
round 1.50 for a 600 lb steer here.

Re: What are prices doing?

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:12 am
by Dueyb
Our two local sale barns had huge runs of earlier than normal weaned calves and yearlings off grass on Monday and Tuesday. 6000 head at one barn and 4000 at another. 5 wt steers bringing 1.90-1.95. Heifers 1.70-1.75

Re: What are prices doing?

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:52 am
by RanchMan90
Dueyb wrote:Our two local sale barns had huge runs of earlier than normal weaned calves and yearlings off grass on Monday and Tuesday. 6000 head at one barn and 4000 at another. 5 wt steers bringing 1.90-1.95. Heifers 1.70-1.75

Where is this?

Re: What are prices doing?

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:54 am
by pricefarm
Dueyb wrote:Our two local sale barns had huge runs of earlier than normal weaned calves and yearlings off grass on Monday and Tuesday. 6000 head at one barn and 4000 at another. 5 wt steers bringing 1.90-1.95. Heifers 1.70-1.75


Wher are u located ? I would love to sell 500 weight steers for 1.9

Re: What are prices doing?

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:49 am
by Cross-7
Brute 23 wrote:What have prices been doing the last 2 weeks? Barns have been closed around here. Its hard to get an idea. I have some calves to unload and was curious which way prices were going after the storm.



Really good app
http://www.cattlemarketmobile.com

Re: What are prices doing?

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:45 pm
by Nesikep
pricefarm wrote:
Dueyb wrote:Our two local sale barns had huge runs of earlier than normal weaned calves and yearlings off grass on Monday and Tuesday. 6000 head at one barn and 4000 at another. 5 wt steers bringing 1.90-1.95. Heifers 1.70-1.75


Wher are u located ? I would love to sell 500 weight steers for 1.9

5 wts here are barely getting 1.90, in canadian dollars (~.80 usd exchange)

Re: What are prices doing?

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:07 pm
by Stocker Steve
Grain buyers are loading up. Beef article just said that break even for Sept 2017 placements is about U$S 106 fats - - so feeders/packers should continue to make $$$ next spring. I think some cow/calf folks (not meeee :? ) are damaged from the fall feeder price collapses in the previous two years...

Prices are what they are. Question is - - should we retain?

Re: What are prices doing?

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:05 pm
by C-Ranch
All I can say is last year really hurt. This past spring was a bit of a boost, but still feeling the sting from last fall, so hoping for a small tick up versus down for sales this fall.

Re: What are prices doing?

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:14 pm
by Dueyb
pricefarm wrote:
Dueyb wrote:Our two local sale barns had huge runs of earlier than normal weaned calves and yearlings off grass on Monday and Tuesday. 6000 head at one barn and 4000 at another. 5 wt steers bringing 1.90-1.95. Heifers 1.70-1.75


Wher are u located ? I would love to sell 500 weight steers for 1.9


Knoxville and Russell Iowa. We have very poor corn in the area this year so there is and will be an abundance of silage so I'm guessing that is being bid into break evens.